"I watched as some of our struggling students met with success due in part to this wonderful team."

Principal Veronica Wilkie,

Brandywood Elementary

RAI Reading Corps — RAI Corps

An AmeriCorps Partner Program

Reading Assist Intervention Corps members serve inside elementary schools, one-to-one with students who face significant reading challenges. These Corps members teach foundational reading skills to students who might never learn to read through traditional classroom education … and help them develop a skill that will last for the rest of their lives.

The Reading Assist Intervention Corps is unique in the country for the depth of training and education that each member receives. Every RAI Corps member receives more than 60 hours of training in the accredited Reading Assist Intervention Program, as well as weekly continuing education and coaching sessions during the school year. This is a program designed to help students who face the most severe reading challenges – and we work with the students who need the most help. 

The RAI Corps program is organized by Reading Assist Institute, a nonprofit organization in Wilmington, Delaware, in partnership with AmeriCorps. After a successful three-year pilot program with the Colonial School District in Delaware, the program has expanded to serve Thomas Edison Charter School, Kuumba Academy Charter School and All Saints Catholic School. In its first years, the work of the RAI Corps was recognized by Delaware Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and awarded a 21st Century Solutions Grant by NBC/Universal.

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-21 school year.



This AmeriCorps program is made possible through a generous grant from the Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.